Michael Ellowitz


A journey of mind with stops along the way that may seem intriguing and may even have a vague familiarity. Perhaps this life, as most of us experience it, is not the only one. Perhaps there are multiverses or dimensions that overlap, that we simultaneously live in...that in the strangest of places we see the extraordinary, if we look at it right. I call my latest paintings "Mindscapes".

I’m a former NY based artist now living and working in SW Florida. My passion for the watercolor medium started the first time I opened a tube of Windsor Newton water color paints. I’m a self-taught artist who grew up in a family of painters and creatives.  Music was and still is, a huge part of my life. I started painting with watercolors in 1986 with a focus on portraits of musicians. This became the Musician Series I. My first complete watercolor was of Miles Davis.

In 2012 Super Storm Sandy found its way to destroying 1/2 of my works and I did not pick up a brush again until 2016.  While it was devastating it taught me the lessons of impermanency and letting go.  

My journey has taken me to my more recent paintings, inspired by my spiritual travels and practices through Kabbalah, deep meditation, Eastern spirituality. My paintings are almost predominantly inspired by the physical world reflecting the inner world and vice versa and all of the shades and layers in between. My creative process and how it manifests is now intrinsically connected to the spiritual process…there is no difference….it’s all one.

 Each one of these tubes contains glorious, earthly pigment in an inert and not yet fully manifested state.  A simple squeeze sets an explosive burst of energy in motion, forever changing was and is. Forever engaged in and part of a chain of consciousness elevating events that ripple ad infinitum.  And this is all before the mind blowing alchemy of water and pigment dance together in a reunion of unity.

–Michael Ellowitz


My more current paintings are acrylic abstracts to better serve the elusive and more vibrant vision lingering in the corner of my eye. I believe the ideas, visions and inspiration are floating around and accessible to anyone seeking. If I throw up my antenna and I'm lucky, I might catch, channel and manifest.

I believe if the manifestation of the work evokes something, then I've successfully fulfilled the channeling of the Muse. It then becomes about the observer's experience and not the art....as it should be.

Member American Watercolor Society (AWS)
Member Florida Suncoast Watercolor society (FSWS)
Member North Port Arts Center (NAPA)